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The triple-struck effect for the title is a charming reference to the typewriter era. Typewriters had no true bold (let alone italic) styles. Apart from ALL CAPS, l e t t e r s p a c i n g and underscores, the only way to emphasize text was to emulate a bold style. This could either be done by hitting the key with force, or, more elegantly and better for your fingertips, by setting back the carriage and typing the character a second or third time. The backspacing usually wasn’t perfectly precise, causing a small offset between the layers.
Johan Winge embraced this makeshift and incorporated such double struck letters for the bold weight of his Cubiculum font family:
I believe that daisy-wheel printers, like the Diablo 630, supported a bold mode which worked by overstriking with a small offset. Sample (quite a poor one) on archive.org/details/creativ…
I have used a line-printer which did bold by overstriking with no offset, and that worked well with cheap ribbons and poor quality paper.